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Weather Alert Detail

  • Special Weather Statement for Central Yampa River Basin County, Colorado
  • Special Weather Statement issued December 18 at 3:41PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:45 a.m.
  • ...SIGNIFICANT MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO
    TUESDAY...WITH ANOTHER STORM POSSIBLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY...
    INCLEMENT WEATHER WILL BE HANGING AROUND EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
    COLORADO FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK AS A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS
    MOVE THROUGH THE REGION. LIGHT SNOW WILL REMAIN A THREAT MAINLY
    ACROSS THE NORTHEAST UTAH AND NORTH-CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS
    THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH A SMALL BREAK COMING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
    OVERNIGHT.
    BY LATE SUNDAY...UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL BE SWINGING AROUND TO THE
    NORTHWEST SENDING A SERIES OF VERY MOIST DISTURBANCES INTO THE
    NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO. THIS FAVORABLE
    WIND FLOW COMBINED WITH THE PACIFIC MOISTURE MAY RESULT IN A
    PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL FROM VAIL PASS
    NORTHWARD TO THE WYOMING STATE LINE NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. EARLY
    INDICATIONS SUGGEST WELL OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
    BETWEEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LATE TUESDAY EVENING. MUCH OF THE
    CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS WILL ALSO EXPERIENCE SOME SNOW SUNDAY
    NIGHT AND MONDAY.
    LONG RANGE COMPUTER MODELS SUGGEST ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS THROUGH
    THE REGION CHRISTMAS EVE OR ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THIS STORM WILL BE
    COLDER WITH THE POTENTIAL TO BRING SNOW TO EVEN THE LOWER VALLEYS
    OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.
    WITH HEAVY HOLIDAY TRAVEL ANTICIPATED...THE IMPACT FROM ANY
    SNOWFALL LATE THIS WEEKEND THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY MAY RESULT IN
    SIGNIFICANT DELAYS. PLAN AHEAD AND CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST
    BEFORE TRAVELING ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.